International Egg and Poultry Review

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USDA FSIS Library of Exports Update

Recently Revised Export Requirements as of January 10, 2008:


Argentine exports of chicken meat increased steadily in 2007 with 19,726 metric tons (MT) in the first quarter, 21,986 MT in the second, and 24,333 MT in the third quarter. In comparison to 2006, first quarter exports were up 17% (19,726 MT), 66% (21,986 MT) higher in the second quarter of 2007, and up 21% (24,333 MT) in the third quarter of 2007. At present, without December 2007 totals, chicken meat exports for October and November 2007 totaled 18,691 MT, 3,906 MT (26%) lower than the same time in 2006. From October to November 2007, chicken meat exports rose 1,769 MT (21%) to 10,230 MT. From a year ago, November exports increased 2,168 MT (27%) from 8,062 MT in 2006 to 10,230 MT in 2007. Chicken meat exports for January through November of 2007 reached 84,737 MT, which was 13,505 MT (19%) higher than January through December of 2006.

From January through November 2007, the top 5 export destinations for total Argentine chicken meat were Chile (22,244 MT), South Africa (13,469 MT), Germany (6,345 MT), Saudi Arabia (5,915 MT), and the Netherlands (3,614 MT). For all of 2006, the leading destinations were Chile (20,881 MT), South Africa (11,001 MT), Germany (4,783 MT), Netherlands (2,946 MT), and Saudi Arabia (2,905 MT). In 2005 the leaders were as follows: Chile (14,948 MT), Russia (8,296 MT), South Africa (7,175 MT), Saudi Arabia (6,027 MT), and Germany (5,570 MT). According to FAO Statistic rankings by quantity and value, Argentina ranked 10th in the world in 2004 for chicken meat exports with 64,669 MT and USD $55,642,000 respectively. Brazil led the world with 2,424,520 MT (USD $2,493,930,000) with the US right behind at 2,343,294 MT (USD $1,765,632,000). Source: Senasa-DNFA-DTI-Office of Statistics of Foreign Trade/United Nations FAOSTAT


Documentation Requirements

Certification Requirements

E. Effective November 12, 2007, for all poultry and poultry products, the following statements must be included in the Remarks section of FSIS Form 9060-5:

  1. “There have been no outbreaks of HPNAI involving commercial poultry in the zone (state) of origin in the six months prior to slaughter.”
  2. “The poultry from which the meat was derived were born, raised, and slaughtered in the United States, or were legally imported as day old chicks from countries with equivalent poultry health status.”

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